Q: How long do brake pads and rotors last?
A: It’s normal for brake pads to wear down, how fast it happens depends on the vehicle and how it’s used. If it’s mainly driven in town through a lot of stop and go traffic, the vehicle’s brake pads may wear down faster. Vehicles that constantly carry heavy loads will also need to change its breaks sooner.
Q: How long can I wait before changing the brake fluid in my car?
A: There isn’t a cut and dry answer to this question. You’ll need to consult your owner’s manual for maintenance instructions that are specific to your vehicle. As a general rule of thumb, most manufacture recommend the brake fluid be changed every two years. Still, this will vary based on the condition of your individual vehicle.
If there’s too much copper in your fluid, it will need to be changed sooner. The best thing for you to do is to bring your vehicle to us for a FREE Brake Inspection to be sure.
Q: Why does my car shake when I apply the brakes?
A: This is likely due to a problem with your car’s rotors. A FREE Brake Inspection with one of our technicians will be able to tell you for sure.